Sunday, December 15, 2013

CfP: Eastern European art history

East European art history enjoys a surge of research interest, but at the same time still represents a marginal area within art historical research. Accordingly, there are only few suitable platforms to discuss issues focusing on this subject area. With the forum for doctoral candidates, which from 2014 on will take place annually, we intend to establish such a platform offering doctoral candidates studying Eastern European art history, visual history or architectural history (or a neighboring discipline) the opportunity to address conceptual, methodical and practical problems, to socialize, and to synergize their competences.

Doctoral candidates dealing with a topic in East European art history (or a neighboring discipline) are cordially invited. If you are interested in taking part in the event, please send us an exposé outlining the issue as well as possibly the sources and methodology of your dissertation project. Dependent on the thematic focuses resulting from the exposés submitted we will select 8 to 10 contributions for twenty-minute presentations. The other participants will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their topics (5 minutes). In addition, printed copies of all exposés will be provided. Important to us is to have plenty of time for discussing and exchanging ideas. Languages are German and English.

Please submit your exposé of ca. 4000 characters (including blanks) and some personal information as well as contact details by January 30, 2014 to:

Prof. Dr. Michaela Marek (

Katja Bernhardt, M.A. (

The forum is organized by the Chair of Art History of Eastern and East Central Europe, Humboldt University Berlin and will take place on May 9, 2014. On request, contributors will be granted a travel allowance. Other participants are requested to bear their travel and accommodation costs.

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